Jason Stein
Jason Stein Bonhams
7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, United States 90046
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Jason Stein is the Director of the Modern Decorative Art + Design Department at Bonhams in Los Angeles. His primary responsibilities include developing relationships with collectors, dealers and institutions in the western region of the U.S., providing fair market value and insurance related appraisals and securing consignments for Bonhams' Modern Decorative Art + Design Auctions, which are held four times annually in Los Angeles and New York.

Stein has over 25 years of experience in decorative arts, with special expertise in appraising and selling custom works by legends of interior design, a niche market that he helped to establish during his work in the auction field.

Through the course of his career, Stein developed a sale category called Innovators of 20th Century Style, a type of auction geared for the design cognoscenti that featured custom pieces created by the great "International Taste-Makers." Among his professional highlights, he developed and produced the auction of the late design legend Tony Duquette, serving as Specialist in Charge of the sale. At the time, the auction was touted as the largest house sale to ever take place at a major auctioneer in North America. In 2011, Stein orchestrated the Tony Duquette Talismans of Power auction at Bonhams in New York, which attracted a worldwide collecting audience.

Stein began his career in the international art market in Los Angeles in 1991, working in the Decorative Arts department of a major auction house. Since then, he has held specialist and director positions in the modern design departments at several major international auction houses in New York and Los Angeles. Over the years, Stein has participated in numerous lectures and panel discussions on the history of design in California and particularly on theHollywood Regency movement, Tony Duquette and William Haines. Stein recently collaborated with the renowned Los Angeles designer and tastemaker, Patrick Dragonette, on two panel discussions, "Preservation versus restoration: when are you going too far?" for the Southern California chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and "The Pink House in the Desert" as part of the La Cienega Design Quarter's 3-day event, Legends 2017.

Stein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge.

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